As mentioned in the Book of Kings, the prophet Elijah ascended to heaven in a chariot of fire and was to reappear as a harbinger of the Messiah to come. A famous Biblical scene and an inspiration for artists throughout the ages.
An artistic rendering of Elijah in horse-drawn chariot amongst rings of fire.
The inscription, "Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven, 2 Kings 2.11" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "1" with "New Sheqel". The year of issue "5772/2011" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the top.